The Mickey Mouse Platy is so named because of the black mark at the base of the body, reaching into the tail that is shaped like Mickey Mouse’s silhouette. Color forms of orange, yellow, red, and blue are the most common. The Mickey Mouse Platy requires a tank of at least 10 gallons that is densely planted with hardy plants like Java Fern and Java Moss. They are very peaceful fish and make an excellent addition to the community tank. Platies are a great inclusion to your aquarium for their agile swimming, awesome community tendencies, and great compatibility with most fishes.
What You Need to Know about Platy
Generally Platies are associated with boldly colored fiery red or orange scales. An increased variety in coloration, patterns and fin sizes and shapes has in the recent past been made possible through selective breeding. The differently colored Platy add brilliant moods to the aquarium and are very easy to keep. Here’s a few features:
- Being very simple to rare and maintain,
- Great fish for beginners and accomplished keepers to have.
- are very curious and would nibble onto live plants in the tank.
Ideal fish tank size for the best conditions to keep platy is about 40 liters. However, being a small size fish, you can have it in any size aquarium you are willing to maintain. It would be useful to have densely planted hardy plants like Java Fern and Java Moss.
Hold your breathe: You’re gonna have babies!
The Platy is a live bearer capable of reproducing at three to four months of age once they have acclimatized to their new tank. Male platies are smaller and more brightly colored than the females. The ideal male to female ratio for every tank is one to two.
As long as the water is clean, platies can tolerate a wide range of water conditions, They prefer water with a temperature range of 18 to 25°C (64–77°F).